Salford Acquires U.S. Spreader Manufacturer BBI


Ontario-based tillage equipment manufacturer Salford Group, Inc. has acquired a Georgia, U.S.-based company that makes spreaders for the agriculture, poultry, turf and construction industries.

The deal to buy BBI Spreaders closed on October 2nd. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

(photo credit: BBI Spreaders)
(photo credit: BBI Spreaders)

“BBI is a great fit for us because they come to the market with the same philosophy as Salford — create simple, durable equipment with innovations that improve the profitability of farm businesses,” said Geof Gray, President of Salford Group, in a news release. “By adding the strengths and expertise of BBI to the Salford Group, we’ll be able to offer even more innovative products that reduce the number of passes and time required to complete field operations.”

BBI’s spreaders are designed for broadcast application of granular fertilizers, lime, chicken litter, compost, sand, salt and other granular materials. Salford says the two companies’ equipment lines “are complimentary to one another and allow each business to reach new markets. In addition to the larger product offering, both companies gain access to new sales territories and will strengthen their network of hundreds of farm equipment dealerships across the United States, Canada and overseas.”

BBI will continue to manufacture spreaders at its facility at Cornelia, Georgia.

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